Advocacy season for New York City’s libraries got locally underway Wednesday, March 8, as Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott testified alongside the leaders of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library at the preliminary budget hearing for the NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations.
The three library systems are collectively seeking $34 million in additional operating funds from the City, in order to provide seven-day service in at least one community library in each of the 51 council districts in the city, including 12 in Queens.
“With seven-day service, we can expand services to our immigrant population; expand services to our homeless population; expand services to our children and our families; and make sure that all these individuals are able to achieve the American dream,” said President Walcott.
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